A trio of new treats: hot cookies, cold beer and mini-donut ice cream


Some new Minnesota indulgences are available or arriving soon, no matter which treat you prefer to taste.

The Duluth News Tribune reports that Fitger’s Beer will hold the first public tasting of its latest flavor Wednesday, pouring North Country Pale Ale to eager samplers. The pale, brewed with water from Lake Superior, is available in bottles and kegs. It is produced by Lake Superior Brewing Co. in Lincoln Park.

MPR reports that students at the University of Minnesota will soon be able to scarf down hot cookies delivered to their door--or dorm. The Minneapolis City Council is being asked to grant a license to Insominia Cookies, which will plans to bake at a Dinkytown location. The company also plans a location in the college town of Winona.

If you can't wait for a treat, you might sample Kemp's Mini-sota Donut ice cream, now in your grocer's freezer. Woodbury Patch revisits resident Beth-Ann Bloom, who became a minor local celeb after winning a contest that asked consumers to come up with a chill new flavor. Her name is on the carton.

Bloom described the treat as “cinnamony and creamy” and said the mini donuts keep their consistency and don't go soggy.

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